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Redraw DinoRide 4

Posted on Apr 11, 2016 in Digital Ink, Work Progression

I have been sick for the last week and a half. You would think that I would be drawing the entire time I am sitting around. Drawing actually can take a lot of energy out of you, and today is the first day I felt up to even picking up my stylus. This image has been sitting around for some time now. My next step will be to add the riders on the back of the...

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Various Stages Of “Finish”

Posted on Mar 31, 2016 in Helpfull Information, Work Progression

When I talk about “finish” I am referring to a combination of two different things: The amount of effort you put into finalizing an image, and the type of style you use to polish it up. I know that’s a very vague way to describe things, but it’s the best explanation I can currently think of. I am going to take the time to talk about...

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Redraw DinoRide 3

Posted on Jan 16, 2016 in Work Progression

I was planning on a prehistoric jungle scene for this… but I have decided to put it in an urban setting. I will be putting kids riding on the back...

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Redraw DinoRide 2

Posted on Jan 13, 2016 in Work Progression

Working on this image again today. I didn’t like my last attempt as much as the original, so I’ve gone back to something a bit closer to the original. Next time I work on this I will be working on the...

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Brushing Progress

Posted on Jul 8, 2013 in Digital Paint, Work Progression

This is about 1.5 hours worth of work. I refined my drawing on a new layer. Those are the black lines, and that layer will be removed in the final illustration. I am using multiple layers and the preserve transparency option. I’ve got the body as a single layer, the mouth/tongue as a second, the teeth as a third, the snout as a fourth, and the...

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Pirate Progression

Posted on Jun 4, 2013 in Digital Paint, Doodles/Sketches, Work Progression

I’ve spent about an hour playing with this picture. I keep going back to the smudge tool because I like how it feels and looks. I discovered a feature in painter12. You can set “preserve transparency” to true or false. When it’s on you can’t paint on a transparent area. So what I’ve been doing with this picture is to...

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More Trees

Posted on May 22, 2013 in Doodles/Sketches, How To Draw, Work Progression

I do a lot of characters, and not enough scenery/buildings/machines. When sketching a scene I usually start with a thumbnail: a small doodle to get the general idea of the layout. In this case I took the thumbnail and expanded it to be much larger. What is shown here is only 20% of the full-sized picture. The thumbnail started even smaller than this. Once...

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DinoRide Progress Report 4

Posted on May 13, 2013 in Digital Paint, Work Progression

I haven’t worked on this picture yet today. Here is where I am at. There was work done on the boy in front and on the carrots. I also spent a little time cleaning up the edges of the dinosaur. I also raised the carrots up so that the dinosaur was looking more directly at them. Here is a closer look at the carrots. I’ll be painting the string...

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DinoRide Progress Report 3

Posted on May 9, 2013 in Digital Paint, Work Progression

 I have finished working on the dinosaur for now. I’ll start in on the boys next. I’m really enjoying how this picture is turning out. Since yesterday I have been painting right on top of the single layer. Painter12 has a canvas layer on the bottom. I try not to paint on that so that I can always put another layer under what I’m working...

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